Engineering and Technology
Civil, mechanical or electronic - choose between a range of engineering topics
Why take this course?
If you have the enthusiasm and drive to complete a degree in engineering or computing but lack the entry requirements, this programme is ideal. After successfully completing foundation topics in areas such as maths and science for engineering purposes, you can transfer to one of our many engineering and technology degrees.
What will I experience?
On this course you can:
- Choose from the civil, mechanical and electronic engineering routes, amongst others
- Put learning into practice by doing a paid work placement, either in the UK or overseas
- Apply your skills to real-life practical problems as part of the department’s partnership scheme with charities, local and global organisations
What opportunities might it lead to?
This course, after further study, puts you in an excellent position to start a career as a professional engineer. Not only does it meet the requirements of the major engineering graduate programmes, it gives you the chance to sample the work place with a year-long industrial placement.
Placement employers may even offer a sponsorship for your remaining years of study, a job offer on graduate, or both.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
- research and development
- product manufacture
- project management
I enjoyed my course, particularly the project based learning, which allowed practical work to be carried out alongside the theory.
Sophie Washington, engineering student
- UCAS Course Code:
- 4 years full time, 5 years sandwich with work placement
80-120 points to include 1 A level, or equivalent, in any subject. Other qualifications such as Vocational A levels (AVCE), BTECs and Access courses will also be considered.
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man full-time students: £8,750 p/a*
International full-time students: £11,900 p/a*
*Please note that all fees are subject to annual increase.
+44 (0)23 9284 2555
- School of Engineering
Structure & Teaching
The course focuses on skills and knowledge required for creating and making. Maths and science are the basic tools which are complemented by other subjects, enabling you to build a course that prepares you for your degree.
You will specifically focus on the following areas:
- Mathematics: algebra, calculus, trigonometry and graphs
- Electrical Technology: electrical fundamentals and systems
- International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL): word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and files
- Engineering Science: physics and measurement
- Engineering Materials Structure: chemical and physical properties
- Design: concepts and design development
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials (personal and academic), laboratory and project work, CAE system activity and open access study. The course has a strong practical emphasis and we pride ourselves on working at the leading-edge of technology and learning practices.
How are you assessed?
A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. Here’s how we assess your work:
- written examinations
- practical tests
- project work
Facilities & Features
We offer you a range of labs such as the Analogue Electronics and Control Engineering Laboratory and the Telecommunications and Signal Processing Laboratory. From Digital Signal Processing (DSP) kits to walking robots, all are well-equipped with industry-standard experimental and computational facilities.
Drop in any time and get one-to-one help with that tricky maths or stats problem. With handouts on key topics to take away and computer aided learning packages, we can get the problem solved and help you improve your numeracy skills.
Modern, comfortable and a great learning environment, our library offers a wealth of information including 400,000 books, DVDs, maps and thousands of online ejournals and newspapers. Many electronic resources are available anywhere, 24/7 and our friendly staff are always on hand to help.
Careers & Opportunities
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and will lead to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with further learning. It’s a stepping stone to the first year of a multitude of course which will ultimately allow you to qualify as a professional engineer.
Depending where your interests lie, each course will open up numerous career opportunities.
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- acoustics engineer
- mechanical engineer
- product design engineer
- aerospace engineer
- civil and structural engineer
Taking a placement year in industry could be one of the best decisions you make as more often than not, it leads to further opportunities after graduation. SPEC, our Student Placement and Employability Centre, not only helps you to arrange your placement but acts as a source of information and guidance throughout the recruitment process and beyond. We help on anything and everything related to employability skills as well as assisting you in gaining other types of work experience.
Finding a job is a competitive business, but the statistics show that 89 per cent of our 2011graduates went into employment, further study or training within six months of finishing their degrees.
To make sure you take the right steps on your career path, we’re here to give you help, support and advice throughout your study. Even after you’ve graduated, we continue to give you support for up to five years.
Employers tell us that they want graduates to be able to demonstrate certain skills when they come out of university. Our courses take account of this. We make sure we prepare you for employment through work-related learning, projects, placements and working in simulated environments that are designed to prepare you for the working world.
Our next open day is Wed 10 July
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